The future development and regeneration of 150 hectares of former industrial land in the Staveley area of Chesterfield is a long term vision to remove industrial dereliction and improves the landscape at the same time as creating an opportunity for new housing, significant employment opportunities and green infrastructure. The development will also improve the linkages between existing communities.
The objectives are to:
- Create new employment opportunities
- Develop a range of high quality house types
- Improve connections between Barrow Hill, Staveley and Hollingwood
- Enhance tourism and leisure opportunities
- Provide an integrated transport network including public transport provision, enhanced footpath and cycle provision and an agreed programme of highways improvements
- Enhance the natural environment
Extensive baseline and feasibility work has been carried out by Taylor Young, BE Group and Aecom.
The proposed HS2 Infrastructure Maintenance Depot at Staveley will support 200 to 250 high skilled jobs. In the short term, Chesterfield Borough Counil will be making the case for the Staveley depot site to be used as a base for the construction of HS2 whilst over the longer term they believe there is the potential to develop the depot as a rail industry ‘centre of excellence’ linked to the High Speed Rail College and the existing NewRail centre at Barrow Hill Roundhouse.
The HS2 depot also provides a significant opportunity to bring forward a much wider strategic development to the Staveley regeneration site with the main landowners – Chatsworth Estates and St Gobain – planning to create a whole new sustainable community around the area comprising 1,500 new homes and supported by its own local centre and primary school.
For further information contact:
Business Enquiries and Marketing Officer
Chesterfield Borough Council
Tel: 01246 345255
Businesses are invited to express their interest in a new range of offices currently being built as part of the £3.8m restoration programme underway at Staveley Hall.
Launched in 2008, The Heart of Staveley Project is creating Staveley Hall Business Centre, which will provide up to 70 jobs, as well as restoring the historic walled garden by transforming it into a town centre community park.
The first phase of the project, the renovation of the Stable Block, opened in early June 2014, with office space available for 11 small businesses. The units, which are fully serviced, range from 210 – 624 sq ft and are available for lease on easy in – easy out terms.
Phase 2 – the Hall – started on site at the end of August 2014 and will be available for occupation in June 2015, providing space for a further 7 businesses to be located on the upper floors. Meeting rooms and a café will be available on the ground floor.
Launched in 2008, the project has so far secured £3.4m towards the cost of the £3.8 million project and there is a robust fundraising strategy in place to raise the remaining balance over the next few months.
Funding has come from a range of sources including the Heritage Lottery Fund and the European Regional Development Fund. Staveley Town Council has also borrowed £750,000 from the Public Works Loans Board.
To find out more about office space at Staveley Hall, please contact the letting agent, Alan Terry at Bothams Mitchell and Slaney:- call (01246) 244233 or email firstname.lastname@example.org